Richard Drake Illingworth
September 23 1922 – April 25 2014
Dick was predeceased by his wife of 55 years Audrey (2003). He is survived by his children; Ritch, Jean (Chris), Lois (David), Carol (Greg) and Jim; his grandchildren Christy (Mike), Jake, Michael (Joanna), Dan, Kevin, Keith, Laura, Bonnie and MacKenzie and great grandchildren Tyler, Jessica and Ellie.
Dick was born and raised in North Vancouver. After serving his country aboard the H.M.C.S. Rosthern during WWII, he returned home where he met Audrey. They married in 1948 and raised their children in North Vancouver.
Upon retirement from Burrard Dry Docks, Dick and Audrey moved to Salt Spring Island. Dick and Audrey enjoyed gardening and some world travels with many new S.S.I. friends. In 1997 Dick was recognized as a Life Member in the Canadian Legion for his many years of service in that organization.
The family would like to extend thanks to Dick’s special Brinkworthy and Legion friends who enriched his last years. A Celebration of Life will be held May 10th 2pm – 4pm at the Brinkworthy clubhouse. Those wishing to make charitable donations may do so to the Legion Poppy Fund or the Lady Minto Hospital Foundation. Condolences can be sent via Haywardsfuneral.com